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amash, late today offered an amendment to a defense spending bill that would end the n.s.a.'s blanket collection of domestic phone data. amash's plan would allow the n.s.a. to continue collecting limited u.s. phone data but only of individuals targeted in counter- terrorism investigations. administration officials are fighting any restrictions. >> i think it's important to-- for the defense of our country. >> reporter: n.s.a. chief keith alexander has led the campaign to preserve the n.s.a.'s powers. intelligence committee leaders from both parties agree it's crucial to keep collect so- called metadata, information detailing what numbers are dialed and how long the calls last. but a privacy-minded coalition of liberals and conservatives want the government to back off. jason chaipens is a republican from utah. >> if there's cause, great, let's go ahead and track you. but if there's not cause, if you're an american going about your own business, you should not be tracked by your federal government. >> reporter: late today the amendment was defeated. meaning the n.s.a. data collection p
qaeda leader had asked his followers to send him some of the documents. chief defense attorney david coombs had portrayed manning as a well-meaning but naive whistle nawer. manning himself had told the mudge his aim was to provoke a public debate about american foreign policy and the wars in iraq and afghanistan. coombs walked out of the court, he was greeted with applause by snning supporters. soday is a good day, he was quoted as saying. but bradley is by no means out of the fire. manning still faces a maximum sentence of 136 years in prison. a hearing to determine manning's mannice begins tomorrow and could last for weeks. he can no longer be sentenced to but hethout parole, but he could still end up spending the rest of his life in prison. >> schieffer: okay, dave. chiek you. another american charged with remaonage remains in limbo which o the case of edward snowden is i airport in russia. a fired n.s.a. contract employee revealed two top secret toprnment surveillance programs, of course. russia is considering his request for temporary asylum. mpe u.s. government wants him tent h
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